Re: Let's hear it you labor-voting lefties...
"There's nothing to stop you paying more if you want to, but then, I'd guess you too only pay the legal amount as well."
Something winding you up dear?
I think you are missing a very important point - some people get upset at the inequality of such situations. Is it right that having money / position / privilege should open up ways for you to reduce your tax bill? Can I, with my massively lower wealth, do what others are able to regarding tax?
It is not, for me, about envy, it is about equality (or the lack of it).
By the way, I am a higher rate taxpayer and consider it my duty to pay the "full" amount. To find creative ways to avoid paying tax, while not necessarily illegal, strikes me as immoral - I do believe there is such a thing as "community".
I remember the 1970's in the UK. We had a Labour government, at least for part of the time, and we knew how to spell it.